Had some friends visit for the weekend, and here is the adorable mug they gave me as a HostessWiththeMostest gift-- Deery Lou, by Sanrio, the same company that brought you HELLO, KITTY!
I took them into Providence to show them some of RISD & Brown University: dead things swaddled in cotton at RISD's Nature Lab, the entrance to the Freshman dorms (cool tiling), then through Brown quad, up to Thayer Street and the Brown Bookstore, to buy Brown sweatshirts in every color EXCEPT brown-- ha!
Here is a scarf my sister knit for me, modeled by Cheeky, a sock monkey I made like 10-ish years ago:
She also sent me these inspirational books:
Did a postcard swap with my niece, isn't this cool???
Today for lunch I was at RISD once again, "helping" (we use the term loosely around here) with decision-making re: brochure for upcoming Alumni/Parents Weekend.
It was a group of staff, alumni, and one parent. Whoever thinks that artists are a bunch of cowering-in-the-corner introverts should have been present at this meeting!
I think something was accomplished, and it was fun meeting new people, and like my high school art teacher Mr. Carney always said: "NEVER PASS UP A FREE LUNCH."
See, Mr. Carney? I listen!
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